A Curse Dark as Gold is the story of Charlotte Miller, the daughter of a long line of wool millers, and her challenges running a struggling mill. The story is a retelling of the fairy tale Rumplestiltskin, and the author does a wonderful job of creating a unique and interesting storyline.
The book is full of fiber references, most of them based on historical research. Like the detailed description of Jack Spinner (Rumplestiltskin) using a drop spindle and a loom. Although in the disclaimer at the end the author admits that some of the technology is a little forward for the time period in the book. She goes into a good deal of detail about the textile process starting from the raw wool into the woven cloth and the cloth dyeing process, which is really rare for a fantasy novel.
All in all this was a wonderful book, with a strong heroine and lots of wool. It had elements of fantasy, historical fiction and even a bit of suspense woven into a fantastic tale.